January 2011 Blog Posts

Product Safety Conditions of Acceptability Apply to Recognized – Not Listed – Components

This Compliance Today blog post explores the meaning of what is known in product safety certification as Conditions of Acceptability. Conditions of acceptability only apply to recognized components, not listed components.  Listed components are complete in construction and can be used without further design concerns. This means that during the certification of the component itself,... Read More

CES Features ENERGY STAR Testing & Verification Session

As part of the first day’s programming at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Tech Policy Summit featured a panel session on “ENERGY STAR and Consumer Electronics: What Does the Future Hold?”   This session covered how the recent changes to verification, testing and enforcement affect manufacturers, retailers and consumers.  As an EPA-recognized certification body, MET Laboratories... Read More